Let's Fly a Kite

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

  • Dickson Mounds, Lewistown

Event Venue: 

Museum Grounds

Event Audience: 

Family

Fee: 

Free, donations appreciated.

Join us for an afternoon of kite flying.  Visitors of all ages may enjoy learning how to fly pole kites, wind resistance exploration, trying out “wings”, fun with bubbles, and making their own kite craft to take home.  The program will be presented by Heather McMeekan, MS, and founder of the annual Macomb Kite Festival.  She has been an avid kite enthusiast for over 25 years and promotes kite-flying as a recreational, motivational, and therapeutic activity suitable for all ages and ability levels. 

Enjoy live music performed by the Bug Trotters, a group of friends who get together to play Old-Time Square Dance music. Together, they represent more than a half-dozen Central Illinois bands, but for Illinois State Museum events they perform under the Bug Trotters name. They will be providing lively tunes played on fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, and harmonica.

This event will be held outdoors, but may be moved inside in the case of inclement weather.  Participants should dress appropriately for this outdoor activity and bring their own sunscreen, hat, blankets or lawn chairs, and water if needed.  Dickson Mounds is hosting the event with help from the City of Lewistown, the Emiquon Partnership, and the University of Illinois Extension Master Naturalists. 

Let's Fly a Kite Program

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